The judge’s decision is sure to be controversial and could prove quite consequential, too, potentially disrupting the way that news outlets use Twitter and causing many in technology to re-examine ubiquitous practices from embedding to linking.
There is, to put it mildly, a lot of hype and misinformation around the world of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings – including their potential for the music industry.
According to BuzzAngle Music, people readily prefer to stream the most popular releases each year over most other songs. Rather than solve this discrepancy, music streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music have only helped to fuel it.
By building a decentralized marketplace for creators, run by the community, we build a new path toward digital artistic independence that can free not only content creators but media companies, brands and marketers as well.
The CLASSICS Act is an essential component of a package of music licensing reforms supported by the organizations that includes additional critical reforms such as the Music Modernization Act (H.R. 4706 / S. 2334), the AMP Act (H.R. 881) and the establishment of market-based rate standards.
Comcast Ventures is aggressively seeking investments into blockchain technology, forming a five-member team it calls “The Blockchain Crew.” The underpinning goal is to learn about how the encryption technology can help Comcast in product development, and not as much about looking for stellar growth opportunities.
Today’s VNUE acquisition of Soundstr will leverage that startup’s music identification technology and hardware to accelerate VNUE’s patent-pending MiC (Music Identification Center) system to market.
Now why would blockchain be relevant to the adult industry? For the same reason third world countries are – they are underserved. The adult industry may just be the use case to drive the mass scale adoption we need in cryptocurrency.
CryptoKitties, in which users pay in ether (the token of Ethereum) to breed and trade unique digital kittens a la trading cards, may sound like a trifle. But Nolan Bauerle, director of research for the bitcoin and blockchain news site CoinDesk, says the game demonstrates Ethereum’s serious potential business applications.
Decentralization and blockchain would be the perfect fit to empower content creators. Every piece of content could be recorded on the blockchain along with impressions, likes and comments. Content creators would have transparency into the impact they are making for brands or social networks and be properly rewarded for it.